Henry Sidgwick
Henry Sidgwick
I ask for life – for life Divine
Where man's true self may move
In one harmonious cord to twine
The threads of Knowledge and of Love.
circa 1859

Latest Updates
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March 15, 2007
Schultz's Sidgwick. By Anthony Skelton. Utilitas, March, 2007.
Mill and Sidgwick, Imperialism and Racism. By Bart Schultz. Utilitas, March, 2007.
November 13, 2006
Updated version of Henry Sidgwick, by Bart Schultz, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (November 13, 2006).
August 24, 2006
Henry Sidgwick's Practical Ethics: A Defense. By Anthony Skelton. Utilitas, September, 2006.
June 23, 2006
The Methods of J. B Schneewind. By Bart Schultz. Utilitas, July, 2004.
January 30, 2005
Henry Sidgwick. By Anthony Skelton. The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, 2002.
July 10, 2005
Henry Sidgwick and Psychical Research. By C. D. Broad. Religion, Philosophy and Psychical Research, 1953.
What is Money? The Fortnightly Review, January-June, 1879.
July 9, 2005
July 8, 2005
Review of Outlines of the History of Ethics for English Readers. Anonymous reviewer. Science.
Reply to Sidgwick. By F. H. Bradley. Mind, January, 1877.
On the Utilitarian Basis of Plato's Republic. Debate with John Grote. The Classical Review, March, 1889.
June 25, 2005
Sidgwick's Utilitarian Analysis of Law: A Bridge from Bentham to Becker? By Steven G. Medema. Social Science Research Network, July 1, 2004.
June 14, 2005
Epistemology of the Closet. By Martha Nussbaum. The Nation, June 6, 2005.

Writings by Henry Sidgwick
[books / book excerpts]
·  The Methods of Ethics. London, 1874, 7th ed. 1907.
·  The Principles of Political Economy. London, 1883, 3rd ed. 1901.
·  The Elements of Politics. London, 1891, 4th ed. 1919.
·  Practical Ethics. London, 1898, 2nd ed. 1909.
[articles]
·  The Theory of Evolution in its Application to Practice. Mind, January, 1876.
·  Philosophy at Cambridge. Mind, April, 1876.
·  Bentham and Benthamism in Politics and Ethics. The Fortnightly Review, 1877.
·  The Wages Fund Theory. The Fortnightly Review, 1879.
·  The Establishment of Ethical First Principles. Mind, January, 1879.
·  What is Money? The Fortnightly Review, January-June, 1879.
·  The So-Called Idealism of Kant. Mind, July, 1879.
·  Kant's Refutation of Idealism. Mind, January, 1880.
·  Mr. Spencer's Ethical System. Mind, April, 1880.
·  A Criticism of the Critical Philosophy. Mind, March, 1883.
·  Green's Ethics. Mind, April, 1884.
·  Impressions of Madame Blavatsky. 1885.
·  Economic Science and Statistics. Journal of the Statistical Society of London, December, 1885.
·  "Idiopsychological Ethics". Mind, January, 1887.
·  The Morality of Strife. International Journal of Ethics, October, 1890.
·  My Station and its Duties. International Journal of Ethics, October, 1893.
·  On the Term ekthmoroi or ekthmorioi. The Classical Review, July, 1894.
·  The Economic Lessons of Socialism. The Economical Journal, September, 1895.
·  Criteria of Truth and Error. Mind, January, 1900.
[letters]
·  Reply to Mr. Sinnet Letter. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1885.

Writings about Henry Sidgwick
[dictionary / encyclopaedia entries]
·  Henry Sidgwick. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
·  Henry Sidgwick. The Columbia Encyclopedia.
·  Henry Sidgwick. The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, 2002.
·  Henry Sidgwick. Encyclopædia Britannica (1911).
·  Henry Sidgwick. Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy.
·  Henry Sidgwick. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy.
·  Henry Sidgwick. Spartacus Educational.
·  Henry Sidgwick. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
[other writings]
·  Reply to Sidgwick. By F. H. Bradley. Mind, January, 1877.
·  Henry Sidgwick. The Living Age, 1900.
·  Henry Sidgwick and Psychical Research. By C. D. Broad. Religion, Philosophy and Psychical Research, 1953.
·  Henry Sidgwick: Biographical Notes. By Mariko Okuno. 1998.
·  Sidgwick's Three Principles and Hare's Universalizability. By Soshichi Uchii. Memoir of the Graduate School of Letters, 1999.
·  Sidgwick on Kant. By Shoshici Uchii. 2000.
·  Sidgwick's Critique of Nozick. By David Braybrooke. December 31, 2000.
·  Same-Sex Desire, Ethics and Double-Mindedness. By Howard J. Booth. Journal of European Studies, June 1, 2002.
·  Henry Sidgwick. By Bart Schultz. The Philosophers' Magazine, 2001.
·  The Methods of J. B Schneewind. By Bart Schultz. Utilitas, July, 2004.
·  Sidgwick's Utilitarian Analysis of Law. By Steven G. Medema. Social Science Research Network, July 1, 2004.
·  Mill, Sidgwick, and the Evolution of the Theory of Market Failure. By Steven G. Medema. July 1, 2004.
·  Epistemology of the Closet. By Martha Nussbaum. The Nation, June 6, 2005.
·  Henry Sidgwick's Practical Ethics: A Defense. By Anthony Skelton. Utilitas, September, 2006.
·  Schultz's Sidgwick. By Anthony Skelton. Utilitas, March, 2007.
·  Mill and Sidgwick, Imperialism and Racism. By Bart Schultz. Utilitas, March, 2007.
[reviews]
·  The Methods of Ethics. New Englander and Yale Review.
·  The Methods of Ethics. North American Review.
·  Outlines of the History of Ethics for English Readers. Anonymous reviewer. Science.

Debates
·  On the Utilitarian Basis of Plato's Republic. With John Grote. The Classical Review, March, 1889.

Miscellaneous
·  Bibliography of Works and Select Correspondence. Past Masters.
·  Papers of Henry Sidgwick. Janus.

David Hume   ·    Jeremy Bentham   ·    William Godwin   ·    James Mill
John Stuart Mill   ·    Henry Sidgwick   ·    R. M. Hare   ·    Peter Singer

Some philosophers --not necessarily the ablest-- are impressive through their quality of intellectual honesty. Of these a very good example was Henry Sidgwick, who was my teacher of ethics. In his youth, fellowships at Cambridge were only open to those who would sign the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England. Years after he had signed them, he developed doubts, and, though not expected to affirm that his beliefs remained unchanged, decided that it was his duty to resign. This action hastened the change in the law which put an end to the old theological restrictions. As a teacher, he showed the same honesty, and considered objections by pupils as courteously and carefully as if they had been made by colleagues. This made his teaching more fruitful that of many abler men.
Bertrand Russell